Meryl Streep will narrate Apple’s 2020 Earth Day short film

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Apple is taking a different tone on Earth Day this year.
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Meryl Streep, the greatest actress of her generation, is finally teaming up with Apple.

Apple revealed today that Streep will lend her vocal talents to the company’s animated Earth Day short film, Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth. The roster also includes vocal performances by Chris O’Dowd, Jacob Tremblay, and Ruth Negga.

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Set to premiere on April 17, Here We Are will be 36 minutes long. The film is based on the book with the same title by Oliver Jeffers that was named the best book of 2017 by Time and NPR.

Meryl teams up with Apple

Steep, known for her versatile roles and accents, has been nominated for more Academy Awards (21) and Golden Globes (32) than any other person. Her trophy case currently boasts 3 Oscars and 8 Golden Globes to go with over 100 other award wins. She recently appeared in the critically-acclaimed film Little Women.

Here We Are is an animated film created by Oscar-nominated independent animation studio, Studio AKA. The film follows a young boy who learns about the wonders of the planet through his parents over the course of Earth Day. His journey also includes a trip to a mysterious exhibit at the Museum of Everything.

Written and directed by Philip Hunt, Here We Are will feature music composed by Alex Somers of How to Train Your Dragon-fame. Sue Goffe, Hunt, and author Oliver Jeffers have been tapped as executive producers.